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News Releases for February 2023

Feb. 28

Council Member Cathcart Supports Practical Rental Housing Ordinance

7:58 a.m. - Council Member Cathcart urges caution and more thoughtfulness on supplementary ordinance.

Mayor Renews Concern About Housing Impacts

7:54 a.m. - Ordinances passed by Council may serve to decrease rental availability

Council Updates Regulations of City's Residential Rental Housing

7:53 a.m. - On Monday night, Council considered updates to the City’s residential rental housing regulations.

Council Passes "Pavement to People: A Downtown Housing Incentive"

7:50 a.m. - Spokane City Council voted to approve ordinance C36357 to increase housing on downtown surface parking lots.

Feb. 27

Northside House Fire Stopped Quickly By Firefighters

8:31 a.m. - SFD swiftly responded to a 911 report of a potential house fire on the 4600 North block of Whitehouse Street.

Suspicious Death Leads To Two Arrests

8:29 a.m. - Suspicious death in Elk, WA leads to two arrests in Spokane

Feb. 23

Listening, Working Together Is the Way Forward

3:46 p.m. - Woodward urges finding common ground, respect during State of the City Address

Fire Sprinklers Extinguish Fire in Apartment

10:56 a.m. - SFD was notified of a fire in the Agnes Kehoe Apartments located in the 5300 Block of North Regal Street.

Feb. 22

Flags Lowered For Fallen Correctional Officer Jay Miller

8:17 a.m. - Flags lowered to half-staff

Feb. 21

Council Members Listen to Feedback on Central Location for City Hall

10:13 a.m. - Council members are committed to the City’s continued investment in the downtown core.

Feb. 20

City to Resume Yard Waste Curbside Pickup Feb. 27

10:32 a.m. - Yard waste, food scraps and some paper items accepted.

Feb. 16

SPD Responds To a Suspicious Death

8:34 a.m. - SPD’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) responds to a suspicious death

Feb. 15

SFD Makes Quick Stop of West Central House Fire

4:02 p.m. - SFD was alerted to smoke coming from a residence located in the 2800-block of North Lincoln Street.

Feb. 14

Riverfront Seeks Naming Rights Partner for U.S. Pavilion

4:57 p.m. - Riverfront Park is seeking an exclusive naming rights partner for the iconic Expo '74 U.S. Pavilion

Attempted Carjacking in Downtown Spokane

4:46 p.m. - Attempted carjacking Downtown results in a quick arrest by SPD officers

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Endangered Missing Adult

11:46 a.m. - SPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an endangered missing adult

Feb. 13

Presidents' Day Is a Parking Meter Holiday

8:40 a.m. - Garbage pickup on normal schedule

Feb. 10

SPD Major Crimes Unit Investigating a Homicide

1:51 p.m. - Welfare check leads to SPD Major Crimes Unit investigating a homicide

Feb. 9

E 7th homicide investigation

8:10 a.m. - One dead, two injured in shooting near Liberty Park

Feb. 6

Suspect with Violent History Arrested For Downtown Assault

12:35 p.m. - Suspect with violent history arrested for Downtown assault.

Feb. 3

Couple Arrested for Shoplifting

8:36 a.m. - Couple arrested for shoplifting more than $20,000 of merchandise.

Feb. 1

Quick Stop of an Early Morning Residential Fire

8:15 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the report of an apartment fire in the 900 Block E Augusta Avenue.